CA health plan say ACO success achieved; Diabetes rate doubled;

> California health plan and providers say they've reached federal goals of an ACO, reports The Hill blog. Catholic Healthcare West, Blue Shield of California, and Hill Physicians Medical Group saved the California Public Employees' Retirement System $15.5 million last year, they say. Article

> Diabetes rate has doubled to 347 million patients during the past 30 years, reports FierceHealthcare. Article

> A coalition of 270 healthcare groups backed a repeal of Independent Payment Advisory Board, reports The Hill blog. Article

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